Morgantown, W.Va. – On the heels of an Ohio State upset, freshman guard Miles McBride has been named the Big 12 conference’s Newcomer of the Week. McBride was an integral part in West Virginia’s 67-59 upset over the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Cleveland Classic Sunday afternoon.
The Ohio native put on quite the performance for fans, friends and family both present in Cleveland and watching on television. McBride put up a career-high 21 points in the same state he won a state title in high school. In front a crowd with March-like energy, the freshman guard made shots like he was ready for a run in March.
McBride is the third Mountaineer to earn the honor of Big 12 Newcomer of the Week. The Mountaineers travel to Lawrence, Kansas to open up Big 12 conference play Saturday, January 4 against the Kansas Jayhawks.